Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 644 is from Paul Kittle and features some of Paul's spectacular decals for his Peterbilt 389 model. We want to welcome and introduce first-time modeler Ercio Castro from Chile in this Photo Gallery. We hope you enjoy the fantastic collection of world class models for on display in our Photo Gallery 644. [posted 10/13/2014]

We begin October with news of a new entrant into the 1/87 vehicle market, Small Wonders! The first vehicle to market is a "North American Low Floor Transit Bus" resin kit produced by Sylvan Scale Models. Sylvan will handle all the production, distribution, and marketing with Small Wonders supplying the creative and financial backing. We welcome Small Wonders and wish them the greatest success! We also have new accessories from pitstop87 and new models from Athearn. Check out all the details in our October New Products.

Who We Are, What We Do

The 1/87 Vehicle Club was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate scale vehicle and equipment models specifically in 1/87 (HO) scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains, by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling.

Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in 1/87 (HO) scale. This web site and associated events are the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.

   Upcoming Events
  • 2014 Mo87 Fulda Meeting
    • Oct 25, 2014 - Gasthaus Rhönblick
  • 2015 1/87 Vehicle Club East Coast Meet
    • Jan 24-25, 2015 - W. Springfield, MA

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 643 is from German modeler and Fulda Meet (coming up soon; October 25, 2014) regular Günter Storch. Günter's big brute Kenworth C500B oilfield picker truck has been featured several times in past Photo Galleries covering the Fulda Meets. This time we have several photos of this particular model with details of the model from Günter. We hope you enjoy the fantastic collection of world class models for on display in our Photo Gallery 643. [posted 09/28/2014]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 642 is from first-time contributor Brent Knutson. In addition to Brent's fire department Ford F-450 and Lehmar boat shown here we have a fantastic collection of world class models for your to enjoy. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 642. [posted 09/20/2014]

We're featuring another spectacular Mack model from William Ratcliffe as our feature photo for Photo Gallery 641. This gallery is another spectacular group of work by modelers from around the world. We're excited to introduce you to three more first-time contributors making their debut in this Photo Gallery; Andrew Wedge, Ian McGrath, and Todd Walton. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 641. [posted 09/15/2014]

We continue to update the Classic Mint Collectibles web site as we uncover more photos, some never before published. This is another of the projects we've recently completed, an archival web site for Classic Mint Collectibles. In case you're a recent "convert" to 1/87 scale or have only recently discovered our web site, Classic Mint Collectibles produced some of the most exquisite museum quality brass models of HO scale Peterbilt trucks, Komatsu and John Deere mining and construction equipment, and Talbert lowboy and Heil pneumatic bulk trailers from 2003 through 2009. Having been involved in the research and development of these models we feel uniquely qualified to keep the brand at the forefront of any discussion regarding high quality models in 1/87 scale. We'll be adding to the site and doing all we can to keep the content fresh so please check it out. We hope you enjoy the site! [posted 08/02/2013]

We invite you to check out the N Scale Vehicle Association's latest web site updates. The N scale Mack R truck tractor from Athearn was selected as N Scale Vehicle of the Year at it's recent annual convention in Roanoke, Virginia. We've made a significant contribution in time and effort in support of this web site. Check it out!

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